So I guess Thor is from space now. Apparently some movie making genius decided the average viewer wouldn't accept old school Norse gods running around blowing stuff up in a modern day setting. However Joe six pack will totally embrace the idea of Aliens that have been mistaken for Norse gods running around blowing stuff up in a modern day setting. Which is great because it sounds totally stupid. However it doesn't sound as stupid as turning Captain America into Captain Planet.
"He wants to serve his country, but he's not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver," Johnston said. "He's just a good person. We make a point of that in the script: Don't change who you are once you go from Steve Rogers to this super-soldier, you have to stay who you are inside, that's really what's important more than your strength and everything. It'll be interesting and fun to put a different spin on the character and one that the fans are really going to appreciate."
"Yeah and it's also the idea that this is not about America so much as it is about the spirit of doing the right thing," the director said. "It's an international cast and an international story. It's about what makes America great and what make the rest of the world great too."
~ Joe Johnston director of Captain America
Let me translate that for you. "The studio says we can't make Captain America too American because we need overseas revenue."
I just hate the hubris of these Hollywood idiots. They're working with characters that have been popular for 40 plus years and they insist on changing them "for the better". You know what? I won't appreciate a different spin on the character. But I really don't appreciate some d-bag (that's probably never read any of the comics) telling me I'm going to appreciate a different spin on the character.
Honestly, I'm not sure there's anything else I can say on this subject that this picture of Captain America punching out Hitler doesn't say.